Leadership is a journey. It is the path we travel. This excursion includes both challenges and victories. No matter the circumstance we face there are three simultaneous perspectives as we go: UPWARD, INWARD, and OUTWARD.
THE INWARD PERSPECTIVE
A Christian leader must have integrity, vision, and faithfully steward the journey.
Integrity is doing the right thing even when nobody is watching. It is being committed to living out the core values instilled through the transformation of Christ Jesus. It is a life of high character and honesty.
Key Verses: 1 Sam 12:1-4, Psalms 15:1-5, Romans 12:1-2, Psalms 1:1-3, James 5:12
Vision is the ability to see things as they should be for the good of the kingdom and the glory of God. It is filled with purpose. Purpose-filled vision is held in our core and delivered with passion. Seeing preferred possibilities requires outstanding courage and carries risk. Many favor the status quo and find comfort in mediocrity. Considering this, communicating vision necessitates wisdom.
Key Verses: Joshua 1:6-9, Proverbs 8:11-12, Acts 16:9-13
Stewardship is the deliberate caretaking for the vision God has given and the life of empowered integrity. The ability to align priorities with self-discipline is experienced through effective time management and relational navigation. Proactive problem solving is a hallmark of effective Christ-centered stewardship.
Key Verses: Luke 12:16-21, Matthew 25:14-30, I Corinthians 9:24-27, Nehemiah 6:1-12, Psalm 90:12